Oh, Halloween.  It’s been exactly seven years since I last dressed up.  I was a game of Twister, and I did not understand the connotations of that.  Oh, to be a newly-independent eighteen-year-old.  Should have gone with a literary costume.  Much safer.

There are the obvious ideas:

  • Hermione Granger from Harry Potter
  • Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games
  • Daenerys Targaryen from A Song of Ice and Fire

There are the classics:

  • The Cat in the Hat
  • Alice from Alice in Wonderland
  • Matilda (a book lover dressing up as a book lover)

And some ideas based on recent reads:

  • Simon Snow from Carry On (Watford uniform, sword of mages, frazzled look)
  • Baz Pitch from Carry On (Watford uniform, wand, sinister expression)
  • Evie O’Neill from The Diviners series (flapper dress, flask, random objects)
  • Lyra Belacqua from His Dark Materials series (winter gear, alethiometer, stuffed animal)

I actually really love Halloween, but now I spend it at home handing out candy to little children whose adorable costumes never cease to amaze me.  What literary character would you dress up as?